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GPS to laptop via USB connection?

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Guest jmarkantes

Heya-

 

Anyone have any ideas on connecting a GPS to a laptop that does not have a serial port, only USB?

 

I've had no luck locating a USB cable for my Garmin 12map. I have seen several USB->serial converters available starting around 40$. But I would like to know if anyone else has been sucessful using one of those before I spend the money.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

Jason

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Guest swangner

It should work - I haven't used the USB-serial converters for GPS, but I've used them for a bunch of other things, like my PDA cradle, and they seem to work great.

 

Really, it's your only choice. I don't know of any GPS receiver manufacturers that are offering direct USB connectivity.

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Guest will_m

Try going to http://www.pfranc.com and look under the USB to COM converter. That should help you make some kind of cable.

 

 

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Now where the hell am I?

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Guest Krepism

I have used this converter for my Magellen Color Track, but it did not work. Granted my unit is pretty old. I would think that $40 bucks is a bit to much anyways. Look around, or try www.pricewatch.com and see what you can find, I would not be surprised if you found it for half that.

 

[This message has been edited by Krepism (edited 02-20-2001).]

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